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An Introduction to Space Weather

An Introduction to Space Weather

2nd Edition

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  • Publication planned for: February 2023
  • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2023
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108791717

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  • Our space age technology enables global communication, navigation, and power distribution that has given rise to our 'smart', interconnected and spacefaring world. Much of the infrastructure modern society depends on, to live on Earth and to explore space, is susceptible to space weather storms originating from the Sun. The Second Edition of this introductory textbook is expanded to reflect our increased understanding from more than a dozen scientific missions over the past decade. Updates include discussions of the rapidly expanding commercial space sector, orbital debris and collision hazards, our understanding of solar-terrestrial connections to climate, and the renewed emphasis of human exploration of the Moon and Mars. It provides new learning features to help students understand the science and solve meaningful problems, including some based on real-world data. Each chapter includes learning objectives and supplements that provide descriptions of the science and learning strategies to help students and instructors alike.

    • New edition of the first textbook on space weather tailored for introductory space physics courses, including for non-science majors
    • Mathematical treatments and physics concepts are placed in supplements, so the text is suitable for a variety of classes and student backgrounds
    • Supplements provide learning strategies (active reading, concept mapping, Bloom's Taxonomy) to enable students to tackle higher order problems and self-assess their own knowledge
    • Includes problems using real data enabling students to develop their own scientific models, make connections between conceptual models, observations and interpretations, and experience this creative aspect of science for themselves
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Publication planned for: February 2023
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108791717
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from February 2023
  • Table of Contents

    1. What is Space Weather?
    2. The Variable Sun
    3. The Heliosphere
    4. Earth's Space Environment
    5. Earth's Upper Atmosphere
    6. Technological Impacts of Space Storms
    7. Space Weather Modeling and Forecasting
    8. The Perils of Living in Space
    9. Other Space Weather Phenomena.

  • Author

    Mark Moldwin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Mark Moldwin is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. An award-winning teacher, his primary research interests are magnetospheric, ionospheric, and heliospheric plasma physics, and pre-college space science education and outreach. He is a Past-President of the American Geophysical Union's Education Section, a former Editor-in-Chief of Reviews of Geophysics and among his numerous honors received the 2016 AGU's Waldo E. Smith Award for his 'extraordinary service to geophysics'.

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